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What if God was the evil one?

25 October 2012, 08:38

Firstly, I can’t take any credit for the writing you see below. I received a link on Facebook to this piece, which was originally a ‘Facebook note’ written by an American. (so excuse the references to American situations)  I got in contact with the author and received his consent to share it on MyNews24. 

I share this article mainly because I found it to be a very enjoyable and thought provoking read, I also agree with the author’s views completely and feel this is an interesting angle on the usual ‘theist vs atheist’ debate.

So Enjoy.

How does anybody know God is more moral than Satan? If it’s because the bible says so, then that is arbitrary and followers of the bible are basically just listening to God saying “I’m the good one, follow me.” If it’s due to observing actions and judging god’s actions to be better, then can’t we just use those standards to judge our actions, making god unnecessary? Besides, Satan hasn't even bothered authoring a book and telling his side of the story.

What if God was actually the evil one and Satan was in fact good? After all, God is responsible for 250 million deaths, while Satan is responsible for only 10, all of which God commanded of him. If something bad happens like an earthquake or a Tsunami, we tend to call it 'an act of god' not an 'act of the devil'. Why?

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by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 4:20 PM
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LucyMom08
by Gold Member on Jan. 19, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Huh?

Quoting glitterteaz:

Good read beside God is jealous and vindictive. Demands worship the devil doesn't look at all the contradictions in the bible further proof something is not right in Denmark if presented to a publisher today having never been published before the author would have to pay for the printing his self never receiving and advanced royalty.

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Susan0805
by Silver Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:00 AM
God punished wicked people. We do too in our society.

Quoting paganbaby:

Because he murdered millions of people in the bible including innocent children and Satan didn't?

Quoting Susan0805:

Considering god's law expects people to love one another, follow rules, and be "good", why would anyone see him as bad?


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glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:36 AM

in other words the bible is a hot mess when it comes to rhyme and reason


Quoting LucyMom08:

Huh?

Quoting glitterteaz:

Good read beside God is jealous and vindictive. Demands worship the devil doesn't look at all the contradictions in the bible further proof something is not right in Denmark if presented to a publisher today having never been published before the author would have to pay for the printing his self never receiving and advanced royalty.


ashellbell
by shellbark on Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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Reminds me 'The Devil's Advocate'. Keanu Reeves says something like 'you lose, its in the Bible' (to the awesome devil portrayed by Pacino) to which the devil replies 'meh, consider the source.'
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paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Jan. 20, 2013 at 1:49 AM

Tell me, how many of those first born children were wicked and deserved death?

Quoting Susan0805:

God punished wicked people. We do too in our society.

Quoting paganbaby:

Because he murdered millions of people in the bible including innocent children and Satan didn't?

Quoting Susan0805:

Considering god's law expects people to love one another, follow rules, and be "good", why would anyone see him as bad?



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paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Jan. 20, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Since when did Satan have power over God?

Quoting 12hellokitty:

 So why did Satan allow God to murder all those people? 


Quoting paganbaby:

Because he murdered millions of people in the bible including innocent children and Satan didn't?

Quoting Susan0805:

Considering god's law expects people to love one another, follow rules, and be "good", why would anyone see him as bad?





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paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Jan. 20, 2013 at 1:54 AM
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Quoting doomshroom:


Quoting paganbaby:

•And, finally, God makes sure that if you are guilty of even the smallest transgression, you shall suffer endlessly for all eternity, following a dramatic homecoming for Jesus, who will be extremely pissed off at everyone for putting him to death, even though it was just the Romans and even though he knew what was going to happen beforehand, and he could have easily avoided it by using his power as God to perform a miracle and prove who he was. (See the entire book of Revelation)

reminded me of this :)

here's a link if it's too small to read. 

http://www.pidjin.net/2011/04/23/the-pidjin-easter-special-2011/

sidesplittinglaughter*Gasp* I'm so going to hell!

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AMBG825
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 6:26 AM

I've brought this up before. Most recently in the raising your kid without God thread. Who lied to Adam and Eve and who told the truth? who gave man free will (hint.... not God) The OT does not portray Satan as an evil entity. He was God's adversary (which is what Satan actually means BTW). He was an angel of God still residing in Heaven and doing God's bidding. He was more like a prosecuting attorney for God than an evil being bent on taking over.

 

When you get to the NT, the role of Satan completely changes. He goes from friendly adversary to God's Dr. Doom. Suddenly there is a hell and it's horrible and Satan is out to destroy man. Completely different from OT depictions.

Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 6:37 AM
Quoting AMBG825:

I've brought this up before. Most recently in the raising your kid without God thread. Who lied to Adam and Eve and who told the truth? who gave man free will (hint.... not God) The OT does not portray Satan as an evil entity. He was God's adversary (which is what Satan actually means BTW). He was an angel of God still residing in Heaven and doing God's bidding. He was more like a prosecuting attorney for God than an evil being bent on taking over.

 

When you get to the NT, the role of Satan completely changes. He goes from friendly adversary to God's Dr. Doom. Suddenly there is a hell and it's horrible and Satan is out to destroy man. Completely different from OT depictions.

It is complicated by Lucifer, Satan and the Serpent not necessarily being just different names for the same being.


Susan0805
by Silver Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 9:11 AM
Their parents were wicked because they were enslaving God's people. God warned them to let his people go and they didnt. God saved the children who's parents obeyed him. You are for slavery and persecution then?

Quoting paganbaby:

Tell me, how many of those first born children were wicked and deserved death?

Quoting Susan0805:

God punished wicked people. We do too in our society.



Quoting paganbaby:

Because he murdered millions of people in the bible including innocent children and Satan didn't?

Quoting Susan0805:

Considering god's law expects people to love one another, follow rules, and be "good", why would anyone see him as bad?



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